Big 42-6 win catapults Roosterettes into fourth place

Cobar Roosterettes Kayla Hasson maneuvering her way through the Binnaway defence in
Saturday’s League Tag match at Tom Knight Memorial Oval.

A sizeable 42-6 win by the Cobar Roosterettes on Saturday has catapulted them into fourth place on the Castlereagh League Tag ladder with just one more round left to play.
The Roosterettes’ confident win over the Binnaway Bombshells at Tom Knight Memo-rial Oval on Saturday now has them on equal points with Coonamble and Gilgandra, with Cobar having a better ‘for and against’ ratio of the three teams.
With Coonamble having a bye for the final round of the regular competition this week, they will get an automatic two points which will see them make semis.
The other team to make the final cut will depend on this Saturday’s game between the Roosterettes and the Gilgandra Pink Panthers.
The winner will advance to the semis, while it will be the season end for the vanquished.
In the event the match finishes in a draw, Cobar (with the better for and against ratio) will be the team to go through.
If the Roosterettes continue with the sensa-tional form they displayed against Binnaway on Saturday, they are sure to have this week’s game with Gilgandra in the bag.
The Round 17 game on Saturday was barely two minutes old when Cobar’s Player of the Match, Brianna Watson opened the scoring.
Picking up a Bombshells dropped ball, Wat-son raced 25 metres to score under the posts.
She then successfully converted her own try to give Cobar an early 6-0 lead.
The Roosterettes looked confident and were in control as the Bombshells were continu-ously forced to scramble in defence at each Roosterettes’ attacking raid.
The Roosterettes’ defence was the best we’ve seen from them all season and it was rare that any Cobar players missed their tags on their first attempts.

Immediately after the quarter time drinks
break, Watson broke away again and looked
like scoring but was caught just before the
A quick play of the ball by Aisha Schofield
and pass to Hannah Carroll resulted in a try
for Carroll to take Cobar’s lead to 10-0.
The Roosterettes were then on a try scoring
roll with Brennah Aumua scoring soon after
which came from a 60 metre run.
Their next try came from a chip/chase effort
by Watson and, while it didn’t pan out
quite as she’d expected, teammate Tyler
Chiswick dived on the loose ball over the
line to score.
Watson did succeed on her next try attempt
when she slipped through the defence from
midfield and evaded five would-be defenders
to score under the posts.
Her subsequent conversion had the
Roosterettes up 26-0 at halftime.
Kayla Hasson opened the Roosterettes account
early in the second half with a flying
try in the far corner and not long after she
looked set to score a double after a 50m
sprint to the try line.
Hasson was however caught just before the
line but her attempt at a try was completed on
the next play of the ball with Watson crossing
for her third try for the match.
Watson had a chance to score her fourth try
when the Roosterettes created an overlap
when attacking the line, however Watson
chose the option to pass to flying winger
Lexie Cain, who scored in the corner.
Watson did however have the honour of
putting the last points on the board for the
Roosterettes when she landed the long-range
side-line conversion.
With the score at 42-0, the Bombshells
however had not thrown in the towel and
were rewarded with a late consolation converted
Watson was named the Roosterettes’ Players
Player and collected their Best & Fairest
three points with their other points going to
veterans Lisa Travis (2) and Zoë Egan (1).